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Infographic: A Brain Implant Stops Tumor Growth in Rats
The new, implantable device converts ultrasound waves into electrical energy inside the brain, interfering with tumor cell division.
Infographic: A Brain Implant Stops Tumor Growth in Rats
Infographic: A Brain Implant Stops Tumor Growth in Rats

The new, implantable device converts ultrasound waves into electrical energy inside the brain, interfering with tumor cell division.

The new, implantable device converts ultrasound waves into electrical energy inside the brain, interfering with tumor cell division.

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Implantable Device Zaps Cancer Cells Using Electric Fields
Holly Barker | Dec 12, 2022 | 3 min read
A wireless brain implant inhibits tumor growth in rats, overcoming many design flaws of current devices used to treat glioblastoma.
A colored microscopy image showing cells that are dying in yellow and healthy cells in blue 
Sweet Taste Receptors Regulate Proteins in Developing Fruit Flies
Tess Joosse | Nov 14, 2022 | 2 min read
An unexpected find shows that sweet-sensing receptors also help epithelial cells in Drosophila larvae stay alive amid proteotoxic stress.
Discover how to scale up cellular assays during drug discovery
High-Throughput Solutions for Lead Candidate Discovery
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Thermo Fisher Scientific | 1 min read
New technologies allow researchers to scale up assays for cellular functions.
Illustration of two weaving proteins 
Fusion with Spider Silk Increases Anticancer Protein’s Stability
Dan Robitzski | Jul 5, 2022 | 2 min read
Scientists found that combining the notoriously flimsy anticancer protein p53 with a domain from a spider silk protein resulted in a more stable hybrid that’s more potent and easier for cells to synthesize.
A drawing of pseudostratified gut epithelial cells in the early intestines, cells in red and nucleus in purple.
Move Over Apoptosis: Another Form of Cell Death May Occur in the Gut
Natalia Mesa, PhD | May 18, 2022 | 6 min read
Though scientists don’t yet know much about it, a newly described process called erebosis might have profound implications for how the gut maintains itself.
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Technique Talk: Live-Cell Imaging Strategies to Quantify Phagocytosis
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Sartorius | 1 min read
Discover how to image and quantitate phagocytosis in real time
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Cancer Cells Break Own DNA to Defend Against Radiation
Sophie Fessl, PhD | Apr 28, 2022 | 3 min read
Self-inflicted DNA breaks let the cells hit pause on repair of radiation-induced DNA damage, giving them time to recover, an in vitro study shows.
Dark red cancer cells travel through the circulatory system alongside small, brighter-colored red blood cells
Traversing Narrow Channels Helps Metastatic Cancer Cells Survive
Dan Robitzski | Apr 14, 2022 | 4 min read
In vitro and mouse experiments show how cancer cells forced through tiny pores—mimicking the physical experience of metastasis—resisted programmed cell death and avoided detection by the immune cells that would normally kill them.
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Tumor Cells on Brink of Death May Trigger Metastasis
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Mar 25, 2022 | 5 min read
A new study reports that human colon cancer cells at imminent risk of death can instead develop characteristics needed to colonize new parts of the body.
Image of fruit fly epithelial cells (pseudo colored in this micrograph)
Epithelial Cell Signaling Helps Maintain Tissue Integrity
Annie Melchor | Nov 1, 2021 | 2 min read
Using a transgenic fruit fly model, researchers demonstrate how epithelial barriers are maintained in living organisms despite high levels of cell turnover and death.
Infographic: Light Triggers Photocage Opening, Apoptosis Inhibition
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2021 | 1 min read
Researchers develop a caspase inhibitor that only works after being irradiated with UV light, giving them control over apoptosis in human cells.
Light-Activated Molecules Stop Apoptosis at the Flip of a Switch
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2021 | 3 min read
A new inhibitor gives researchers the ability to control programmed cell death in cultured human T cells.
Daniel Colón-Ramos Reveals the Mysteries of Worms’ Memories
Claudia Lopez-Lloreda | May 1, 2020 | 3 min read
The Yale neuroscientist seeks to understand the brain’s architecture and function using C. elegans.
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Dying Cells Push the Mouse Immune System into Killing Tumors
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 21, 2019 | 4 min read
Introducing either necroptotic cells or an enzyme that triggers necroptosis can wipe out cancer.
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Image of the Day: Sticky Telomeres
Chia-Yi Hou | May 16, 2019 | 1 min read
Telomeres in cancer cells exposed to oxidative stress got shorter and stickier.
Image of the Day: Life and Death
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 22, 2019 | 1 min read
When hair follicle stem cells lose their protein-based death cue, they take on a new role helping to repair wounds in skin.
The World Within
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2019 | 3 min read
Internalizing the environment might be the next step in humans’ relationship with our planet.
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Infographic: How Cells Cheat Death
Charles Q. Choi | Feb 1, 2019 | 3 min read
Apoptosis and other types of programmed cell death appear to be reversible.
Cell Death Processes Are Reversible
Charles Q. Choi | Feb 1, 2019 | 10+ min read
Molecular programs can rescue cells already engaged in the process of apoptosis or other forms of programmed cell death.
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